Comes a major advance, possibly, in the understanding of why some women wear high heeled shoes. A new study presents details:
“Wearing High Heels as Female Mating Strategy,” Pavol Prokop and Jana Švancárová, Personality and Individual Differences, vol. 152, January 2020, 109558. The authors, at Comenius University and at the Slovak Academy of Science, Slovakia, explain:
This suggests that females strategically wear high heels when anticipating an interaction with an attractive male and in all probability avoid wearing high heels when anticipating an interaction with a relatively unattractive male….
The results of the present research are based on a specific homogeneous sample of young Slovak females. Future research should further investigate the preference for high heels with data from larger, more diverse samples, because the more divergent the cultures being considered, the stronger the case for universality.
BONUS (possibly unrelated): High Heels and Schizophrenia